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[greenyes] use of glass crushers to create products from 'waste' glass
Our Solid Waste Department is commited to glass recycling and would like to know of how glass crushers are being used out there now, especially by public entitites.  cullet, gravel sub, ADC, other..................

We are located thirty miles from a glass beneficiator and we send them very high quality source separated, post consumer cullet. Nonetheless, we now pay $12/ton to dispose green/blue bottle glass there. Thus we are considering crushing that along w/ off spec (overly contaminnated material we collect from bars, apts, dropoff sites) and industrial glass such as plate or lab glass.  We intend to consider making primarily alt. daily cover but also looking at other alts e.g. 
septic filter media, 
decorative material (need more info on how to do the tumbling) etc.  
Our understanding is that it is very difficult to use crushed glass directly as a road paving material, e,g. gravel subsitute. Any advice on would also be appreciated. Finally, someone on this list posted a list biblio or other list of alt. markets for glass Could that reference be made again.  Thanks. 

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Blair Pollock
Solid Waste Programs Manager
(919) 968-2788
fax: (919) 932-2900
PO Box 17177
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-7177





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